Foz do Iguacu, Brazil was a bit of a whirlwind. I’m still trying to sort out everything that went on that week. But as I do that, one thing keeps coming to mind…I was so not acting like myself. What I mean to say is that I tried to move out of my comfort zone a little bit…out of my usual shyness, reservedness, and general “safeness.” Prime example: I went up on stage at the Rafain Show when we went there for dinner one night.
When the performer was surfing the crowd, looking for someone to pull up on stage, little did I know I was being pointed at for him to pull me up. When he did, I did not react as I usually do, which is to flat out refuse to move from my seat. I just got up as he escorted me to the stage. And then…well, how about you watch the video and see what happened.
I still laugh when I watch the video. I’m sure I look ridiculous, but it was a lot of fun.
Now, about the Rafain Show: It was quite entertaining. I’ve never been to a show like it.
The show, called Ipora, gets its name from a word originating from the Tupi-Guaranti language. It translate to “beauty of the waters, representing the cultural diversity of nine Latin American countries.” And that’s exactly what it delivered.
The show starts with a musical number, interpreting the Legend of the Iguassu Falls, followed by music and folk dances that portray the diversity of Latin America, including the salsa, the samba, and the Argentine tango.
Then there are the amazing glittering and dazzling costumes.
And then there were the tricks:
One of my favourite parts was when a performer sang “Don’t Cry for me Argentina”…I love that song, and her voice was beautiful!
Overall, very fun and memorable night!